Court hears EFF’s application on some National Assembly new rules

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The Western Cape High Court sitting in Cape Town is currently hearing the Economic Freedom Fighter’s (EFF) urgent application.

The EFF is seeking an urgent interdict against the implementation of some of the new rules of the National Assembly.

The party’s main request is for the court to interdict the House from implementing the rules against members of Parliament who disrupt President Cyril Ramaphosa while addressing Parliament.

Earlier this week, the same court dismissed another EFF urgent application to reverse the suspension of six of its members including the leader Julius Malema.

The MPs had disrupted Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address in the Cape Town City Hall last year.

EFF Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, Marshall Dlamini, Vuyani Pambo and Sinawo Thambo were suspended with Malema.

They were slapped with a sanction of suspension without pay for February.

The recent ruling means they are set to miss out on SONA and the Budget Speech.

VIDEO: On Wednesday, EFF application was dismissed with costs: